BA Books & Authors on the Web – February 14, 2014

Cover ArtIn honor of the recently released seventh edition of D. A. Carson’s New Testament Commentary Survey, Matt Smethurst at The Gospel Coalition interviewed Carson about what makes a good commentary.

“Good all-round commentaries help readers think their way through the text—which requires adequate handling of words, sentences, flow of thought, genre, theological presuppositions, knowledge of historical setting, and, ideally, a commentary writer who is humble and of a contrite spirit and who trembles at God’s Word. But most commentaries do not do all these things (and other things—e.g., interaction with some other commentaries) equally well. That is one of the reasons one is usually wise to consult at least two or three commentaries with different emphases.”

At The Jesus Blog, Anthony Le Donne briefly reviewed The Theology of Augustine by Matthew Levering.

Also reviewing Levering’s The Theology of Augustine was Nate Claiborne.

Jennifer Guo, at Grace for Sinners, reviewed R. Michael Allen’s Justification and the Gospel.

Moschos Goutzioudis reviewed The New Testament by Donald A. Hagner, for RBL.

At Raw Christianity, David Gunner Gundersen reviewed The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations by Michael Holmes.

The Christian Century reviewed Reading a Different Story, by Susan VanZanten.

Steve Bishop, at An Accidental Blog, reviewed Christian Philosophy by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen, and interviewed James Skillen about his forthcoming book The Good of Politics.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – January 10, 2014

Dr. David Gowler started A Chorus of Voices, a blog which chronicles his writing of a forthcoming book on the reception history of the parables.

“[T]he “meaning” of the parables does not reside alone in the creative genius of Jesus and/or the Gospel authors; it exists in a relation between creator and contemplators. We stand, therefore, on the shoulders of centuries of conversations; our own interpretations are never independent of the reception history of these parables”

Cover ArtNijay Gupta listed Donald Hagner’s The New Testament, and Walter Moberly’s Old Testament Theology, as two of the Best Biblical Studies Books of 2013.

Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood by David Setran and Chris Kiesling, and Imagining the Kingdom by James K.A. Smith, made the College Transition Initiative’s Top 10 Books of 2013.

The Aqueduct Project interviewed Jonathan Pennington about his book Reading the Gospels Wisely.

Bob Trube at the InterVarsity Emerging Scholars blog reviewed James K.A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom here, and Imagining the Kingdom here.

Larry Hurtado discussed The Apostolic Fathers ed. Michael W. Holmes, and Clayton N. Jefford’s Reading the Apostolic Fathers, in a post about publications on the Apostolic Fathers.

At Servants of Grace, Dave Jenkins reviewed The King In His Beauty by Thomas Schreiner.

Daniel Siedell’s God in the Gallery inspired Derek Rishmawy’s theological reflection on the modern art collection at LACMA.

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